County has spent half of ARPA funds

County commissioners and others worked with Thrive Allen County to develop a priority list for spending federal relief funds. The No. 1 priority was a wireless communications tower to improve radio traffic for law enforcement. About half of the $2.4 million in total ARPA funds have been spent or approved.

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March 30, 2022 - 2:46 PM

Thrive Allen County’s CEO Lisse Regehr talks to county commissioners about projects identified as priorities to spend ARPA funds. Behind her is Thrive’s Economic Development Director Jonathon Goering. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

A little more than half of Allen County’s $2.4 million in federal relief funds are now spoken for.

Lisse Regehr, CEO of Thrive Allen County, gave commissioners an update on plans to spend the county’s portion of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). 

The county hired Thrive to administer the funds, and a committee helped develop a priority list.

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